Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #94 - "Spooks, Monsters, Ghouls and Goblins"

This week's challenge over at www.cardztv.blogspot.com is to make a card for Halloween using ANY Halloween image you would like from any cartridge(s) and using any colors that you would like.  Check out my fellow designers for some inspiration, and I can't wait to see what you come up with.  
Cricut cartridge:  Paper Dolls Dress Up (ghost found on page 49 cut at 4 inches)
Paper:  Recollections, DCWV La Creme
Embellishments:  Martha Stewart drippy goo punch, Celebrate It ribbon, Studio G stamp
Thanks for visiting me! :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #93 - "Think Pink"

Join us for this week's Cricut Cardz Challenge over at www.cardztv.blogspot.com.  Make a card using mostly pink in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  After you make the card, send it to someone you know who is a breast cancer survivor and/or battling with breast cancer.  
I used Create A Critter cartridge.  I cut the poodle found on page 36 at 3 1/2 inches. I also used Recollections cardstock and pattern paper, extra scraps, googly eyes, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder on the puppy's bows and then colored the dots with a white gel pen, Michaels ribbon and Hero Arts Friends stamp.  I will be sending this card to one of my friends at church who is only 30 years old and is a breast cancer survivor. Thanks for visiting me! :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #92 - "Hootie Halloween"

I hope you will join me and my fellow designers for this week's challenge over at www.cardztv.blogspot.com.  This week's challenge is to make a card for Halloween using an owl from any cartridge(s) and using any colors you would like.  I used Create A Critter and Sugar and Spice Lite cartridge.  I also used Pink Paisley pattern paper, Recollections cardstock, gold and Stardust Stickles.  Can't wait to see what you have come up with!! Thanks for visiting me! :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #91 - "Things That Go Bump In The Night"

Cricut Cardz Challenge has now moved to www.cardztv.blogspot.com.  We have combined our two design teams into one, so please check out the great designs and inspiration that my fellow designers have come up with.  We hope it inspires you to join us in this challenge.  This week's challenge is "Things That Go Bump In The Night".  Make a card for Halloween with the spookiest, scariest image you can find on any cartridge and using any colors that you would like.  This time of year when I look outside at night there are these huge spider webs with these huge spiders in them.  That to me is icky and spooky.  This also freaks my sister out!! :) (Hi, Karen!) That is why I chose a spider for the focal of my challenge. 
Recipe as follows:  Cricut cartridges:  Paper Doll Dress Up and Doodlecharms, DCWV La Creme cardstock, Recollections cardstock, K & Company Sleepy Tree seasonal pack pattern paper, Accents Essentials and Martha Stewart glitter.    Thanks for visiting me and watch for these spiders!! :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Where has Connie been????

Some of you may have been wondering where in the world is Connie? Some of you may not have.  For those of you who have.....I have been enjoying one of my other hobbies this summer which is:
Floating on my pink raft.  Now that pool weather is just about over, I will try to work on my blog more and making cards and scrapbook pages.  :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #89

Won't you join us this week at www.cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com for this week's challenge? This week make a child's birthday card using something you would see in a jungle like a monkey, lion, tiger, giraffe, zebra, hippo, etc. using any colors or cartridges that you would like.  Hop on over to our blog to see what our design team thought of.  Can't wait to see what you come up with! 
I used Create A Critter and cut the zebra found on page 47 at 4 inches.  I used Scrapbook A Day calendar page for the background paper, Recollections cardstock, Martha Stewart vines punch, Crystal Stickles, Kanban Urban Belles Love Hearts stamp. Thanks for visiting me! :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #87

Please join us this week at www.cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com for our challenge.  This week's challenge is to make a thank you card with hearts but do not use pink or red using any cartridge you would like.  Here is my submission for this week. Can't wait to see what you come up with and check out my fellow designers' blogs for more inspiration.
I used Sweethearts Cricut cartridge with the cut found on page 73 cut at 4 inches.  I used Recollections cardstock, First Edition Desert Blooms pattern paper, Betsy Bluebell stamps and Walmart ribbon.  Thanks for visiting me! :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #85

This week's challenge over at www.cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com is to make a holiday card – anything goes! Make a card for any holiday you choose, using any cartridges, or colors you’d like. I chose to make a Christmas card for three reasons. 1. Christmas is my favorite holiday; 2. It has been SO hot here like everywhere else I am sure that I wanted to think of colder weather; and 3. In the month of July you hear alot of Christmas in July sales. 
I used Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge. I used the present image found on page 101 and cut 3 of them.  One at 3 inches, one at 2 1/2 inches and one at 2 inches.  I used DCWV Tis The Season stack and Recollections cardstock.  I used Martha Stewart punch. My sentiment is from Pink By Design Christmas Wishes, and I decorated the ribbon on the presents with Star Dust Stickles.  Hope you join us in this week's challenge.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.  Thanks for visiting me! :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Doggie card

I purchased a couple of new stamp sets from a company that I have never used before from HSN.  The company's name is Penny Black.  They have the cutest stamps.  Here is a card made from the Critter Party stamp set. I used DCWV Ctirus stack, Fiskars punch, TPC Studio Fancy Flourish stamp set, Stampendous gold sparklers stickers and colored the doggie with colored pencils.  Thanks for visiting me! :)

My Pink Stamper Design Team Submission Follow Up

I wanted to post this to let you know that unfortunately I was not chosen at this time for My Pink Stamper design team, but everything happens for a reason, I truly believe that.  I will try again next time.  I want to congratulate all you were chosen to be on the team.  I look forward to seeing your submissions and following you on your blogs. A shout out to all who submitted projects! We did a great job.  Thanks to Robyn for all she does, and for hosting the opportunity.  :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Submission

I am a big Robyn fan over at mypinkstamper.com, and she is having a design team call.  She asked us to make something using the colors orange, turquoise, green, brown and an optional color.  These colors reminded me of summer, so I used Life Is A Beach cartridge and added the optional color of yellow. 

.I used Life Is A Beach Cricut cartridge and cut the hibiscus found on page 35 at 4 inches.  I used Bazzill cardstock, Cuttlebug Divine Swirl embossing folder on leaves, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder on flower, Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls embossing folder on cardstock, Glossy Accents and Crystal Stickles on flower and ribbon found at Walmart.  Wish me luck.  Thanks for visiting me! :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #83

For this week's challenge make a birthday card for a grandparent using any cartridges and any colors that you like.  I made this card for my only living Grandfather.  We call him Pop.  He turned 87 in February.  He is a true survivor! He has survived World War II and a tornado a couple of years ago that destroyed his home.  I love my Pop.  He is a sweetie.  
I used Birthday Bash and cut the bird found on page 21 at 4 inches.  I also used Sizzix Little Sizzles Rainbow stack (I am trying to use paper that I just have stored in my closet), Crystal Stickles, My Pink Stamper Punnylicious stamps and Hampton Art Grandparents stamp.  Thanks for visiting me! :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sailboat card

I forgot to include this card in the many that I made for Father's Day.  I made this one for my father in law who likes sailboats and used to sail but cannot now due to physical limitations.  I used Life Is A Beach Cricut cartridge.  I cut the image on page 57 at 4 inches.  I also used Recollections cardstock, Hot Off The Press glimmer paper, K & Company Sea Glass pattern paper, Fiskars punch, and I inked the edges of the card.  Thanks for visiting me! :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Some Bunny Loves You!

This is one of the cards that I made for my niece, Hannah, who is my pen pal.  I recently bought a new set of Close To My Heart stamps.  I love these stamps, and bunnies are one of my favorite animals. 
I used "Bunny Love" Close To My Heart stamps
Recollections and Bazill cardstock
K & Company Hannah paper pad
flower brads 
Glossy Accents
Thanks for visiting me! :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #81

This week's challenge at cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com is to make a card with a picnic or cookout theme using any colors and cartridges that you like.  What do you always see at cookouts/picnics? WATERMELON! The red, juicier and sweeter the better! YUMMY!! God's candy! I used Simply Charmed cartridge and cut the watermelon found on page 46 at 2 inches.  I used Recollections cardstock, Sizzix Little Sizzles Rainbow pattern paper (an oldie but goodie), white gel pen, Glossy Accents, Cotton Candy Stickles, Walmart ribbon and My Pink Stamper's Punnylicious stamps.  I used the Sweet Chick! image but masked off the Chick! and just used Sweet.
I used a couple of different colors on each card. Thanks for visiting me!! :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Other Father's Day cards

Hello! Yes, sorry, I know.  Father's Day has come and gone, but I wanted to post a couple of more cards that I made for that special man in my life. 
I used Country Life for this card.  I cut the image found on page 33 at 5 inches. My husband gardens and does a a lot of yard work since we have over three acres of land, but he does not necessarily like it all that much. That is why I made the grumpy face on the farmer.  He got a big kick out of it! I used Recollections cardstock, K & Company Greenhouse pattern paper, brads and Peachy Keen stamps.
This other card was for my daughter to give to my dad (her Pop-Pop).  He LOVES to fish, and they are the best of buddies.  He is like a dad to her.  She is almost 19, and they are extremely close and always have been.  I used Life's A Beach and cut the fish on page 50.  I used Recollections card stock, DCWV Latte cardstock (I love this stack - I am getting lots of good use out of it!), AC card stock, Fiskars punch, googly eyes and Aqua Stickles. 
Thanks so much for visiting me!! :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #79

Welcome to this week's Cricut Cardz Challenge.  This week's challenge is to make a Father's Day card using any cartridge and colors that you like.  Go to www.cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com to enter your submission. My dad LOVES fishing, so that was the inspiration for my card.  I used Every Day Paper Dolls. I cut the image at 4 1/2".  I also used Recollections card stock, K & Company Sea Glass, brads and Peachy Keen stamps.  Thanks for visiting me! :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #77

This week's challenge is to make a card using the card feature of any cartridge using any colors or themes.  Go to www.cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com to enter.  Can't wait to see what you come up with! I am currently making a mini album using the DCWV Latte papers, and I used my scraps to make this card.  I also got the inspiration from the saying on the sticker.
Recipe: 
Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge - card on page 46 cut at 6"
Paisley Cricut cartridge - bee on page 25 cut at 4"
Recollections, Bazzill, DCWV Latte cardstock and DCWV Latte pattern paper stack
Teacher's Sticker a Day calendar
Thanks for visiting me!! :)

My Snoopie girl!

This has been a very sad couple of weeks here as my 11 year old beagle lost her fight to cancer on Monday, May 23rd.  She was such a sweetie, and if you had met her, you would have fallen in love with her.  This is dedicated to one of my best friends!! Snoopie Lovey  April 17, 2000 - May 23, 2011.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #75

This week's challenge is to make a masculine birthday card using something with wheels using any cartridge or colors.  I used Every Day Paper Dolls cartridge. I cut the race car (page 56) at 1 1/2 inches. I cut the road border (page 77) using my Gypsy (I am proud of myself for doing so, since I find myself "Gypsy challenged!"). I used DCWV Latte stack, Recollections cardstock and Three Birds stamp. Thanks for visiting me! :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blog Award

I am so tickled and honored that I was awarded my first blog award by Beejay at sleepcatcrafts.com.  Thanks so much, Beejay! :) Please check out her blog when you get a chance. She makes some amazing cards!! I have been asked to name five Cricut related things about myself.  So here they are....
1. I own a Cricut Expression only.
2. It took me awhile to purchase this because of the money and not sure if I really wanted one at first. I don't know what I would do without it now! I love it!
3. I would LOVE to have an Imagine next.
4. I am still Gypsy "challenged."
5. I want almost all of the Cricut cartridges out there. :)  Thanks for visiting me! :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #73

This week's challenge at Cricut Cardz challenge is to make a card with a beach theme using any colors or cartridges that you would like.  I used Life's A Beach and cut the flip flops found on page 64 at 4 inches.  Other materials used:  Recollections card stock, My Mind's Eye Party Time pattern paper, Martha Stewart punch, Copper Stickles and Prima flowers.  Can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's challenge.  Go to: http://www.cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com.  Thanks for visiting me! :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rockin' Birthday Card

Here is a card that I made for my brother in law's birthday.  He LOVES playing guitars. I used Smiley Cards on my Gypsy (I still seem to be Gypsy challenged!). I cut the image at 4 inches.  I also used Current cardstock and patterned paper, Fiskars punch and Hero Arts stamps.  Thanks for visiting me! :) I am SO excited that I now have 61 followers! Thanks to you! :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #71

This week's challenge is to make a Mother's Day card using any cartridge and any colors you would like.  Please join us at www.cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com.. My fellow designers always come up with GREAT cards! And I can't wait to see what you come up with as well.  I used Country Life cartridge page 60.  I cut the image at 5 inches. I wanted to make the pitcher look very country, so I cut the pitcher in white and then took a toothbrush and brushed over it with blue paint. I used Bazzill Cherries Jubilee cardstock, The Paper Company cardstock, Bazzill/Coredinations cardstock, corner rounder, Celebrate It Michaels ribbon (I love the glitter on the ribbon) and Favorite Findings buttons.  I don't really use buttons for embellishments, but this I have to change, because I really like how it looks. Thanks for visiting me! :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Welcome to The Easter Blog Hop!!!

If you came from Nicole's blog at http://www.primpedinpaper.com you're going in the right direction. 
To start at the beginning of the hop go to http://www.cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com
Make anything you would like as long as it is for Easter.  Mary at Cricut Cardz Challenge will be offering blog candy. :)  
You're next stop is Anita's blog at http://www.scrappingwithglitter.blogspot.com.
Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge basket (page 89) cut at 4 inches, eggs cut at 3 inches.  Create A Critter cartridge (page 44) cut at 1 inches.  Martha Stewart bunny and grass punches, Provo Craft Bitty scrap pad - Pocketful of Posies, Memories Direct ink daubers used to color bunnies and eggs, Martha Stewart butterfly stamps.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My guest designer's Cricut Cardz Challenge #67 card!

This is a card that my 12 year old niece, Hannah, made for the Cricut Cardz Challenge #67 - make a card using the colors green, white and pink only.  She lives five hours away, and she made this for me and mailed it to me.  We are pen pals and exchange cards that we make all the time.  GREAT job, Hannah! You make me proud in SO many ways.  Thanks for visiting me! :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bunny Week Challenge at CardzTV

I made this card for Mary's Bunny Week Challenge at cardztv.blogspot.com.  Bunnies are one of my favorite animals second, of course, to the dog. Recipe as follows: Thanks for visiting me! :)
Live Simply Lite Cricut cartridge bunny cut at 4 inches
Recollections cardstock
Best of K & Company Too paper
corner punch
Fiskars punch
Michaels ribbon

Thursday, March 24, 2011

My first guest designer!

I would like to welcome my first guest designer on my blog.  She is VERY dear to my heart like my own daughter.  Her name is Hannah.  She is 12 years old, and she is my niece! She makes great cards and scrapbooks also. My daughter is not into paper crafts but amazingly talented in other things. Hannah lives about five hours away.  She sent me this card for my birthday.  Shout out to Hannah!! Thanks for visiting me! :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #67

For this week's challenge make a card for spring using any cartridge but the colors pink, green and white ONLY.  Go to www.cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com to join us this week.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.  Here is my card and the recipe as follows: Thanks for visiting me!! :)
Cindy Lou cartridge page 55 flower cut at 4 inches
Bazzill/Coredinations cardstock
Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug folder 
Sizzix Little Sizzles Rainbow paper pad (I pulled this out of my stash in my closet.  It is pretty old.  It has alot of nice papers in it. Having fun using this one and proud of myself that I am using the old and not buying new!)
Studio G glitter pink glitter glue (as I do not have Stickles in pink - gotta do something about that sometime)